Bolivian Traditional Medicine Law

Original Language Title: LEY DE MEDICINA TRADICIONAL ANCESTRAL BOLIVIANA

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law no 459

LAW OF DECEMBER 19, 2013

ALVARO GARCIA LINERA

PRESIDENT-IN-OFFICE OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA

For the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, it has The following Law:

THE PLURINATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,

D E C R E T A:

TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE LAW

TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER FIRST

OBJECT, SCOPE AND SCOPE

ARTICLE 1. (OBJECT). This Law is intended to:

Regular the exercise, practice and articulation of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, in the National Health System.

Regular structure, organization and functioning of the associative, consultative, training and research bodies; and the rights and duties of users and users of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine in all its forms, modalities and procedures therapeutics.

Promote and strengthen the exercise and practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

ARTICLE 2. (REACH). This Law reaches:

To traditional doctors and physicians, spiritual guides, midwives, midwives and naturists who exercise their individual activity outside the territorial scope of indigenous nations and peoples

To traditional doctors and doctors, spiritual guides, midwives, parteros and naturists recognized as part of a nation or indigenous people who are native peasants and Afro-oliviano, who exercise their activity in their territorial area, in the framework of collective rights recognized in the Constitution of the State and the current regulations.

ARTICLE 3. (AMBITO OF APPLICATION). This Law has as scope to the organs of the

national level, the autonomous territorial entities and the associative, consultative, formative and research bodies of the medicine traditional Bolivian ancestral.

CHAPTER SECOND

PRINCIPLES AND DEFINITIONS

ARTICLE 4. (PRINCIPLES). This Law is governed by the following principles:

Ama Qhilla, Ama Llulla and Ama Suwa (don't be loose, don't be a liar, or be a thief), jan Jairamti, jan q? arimti, jan lunthatamti.

Ayni, for which medical and traditional Bolivian ancestral physicians, must practice reciprocity to help us with each other.

Taypi, is the meeting of knowledge and knowledge of doctors and traditional physicians, through the practice of reciprocity, of indigenous nations and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivianos.

Suma Qamana, Nandereko, Teko Kavi, Ivi Maraei, Qhapaj Nan, as ethical-moral principles of the? Living Well? in the plural society, assumed in the exercise and practice of traditional ancestral medicine.

Balance, as the governing body of life and vital health, is a close relationship of the person with society, with the environment environment, nature and the cosmos.

Complementarity, is the mutual support to achieve a common goal with the practice of intra and interculturality.

Honesty, is an ethical expression of human quality, is to tell the truth all the time, it is the simple respect to the truth, implies the relationship between people and others, and the person with themselves.

The community work, is the one that is performed in a complementary way between the state entities, medical and medical traditional, and territorial autonomous entities and cooperation agencies, for the development and strengthening of traditional ancestral medicine.

Social interest, as the exercise and practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine for social benefit, collective, Community, without profit or commercial interest.

ARTICLE 5. (DEFINITIONS). For the purposes of this Law, it is understood by:

traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine. It is a set of concepts, knowledge, knowledge, and ancient ancient practices, based on the use of material and spiritual resources for the prevention and cure of diseases, respecting the harmonious relationship between people, families and community with nature and the cosmos, as part of the National Health System.

Traditional traditional medical and medical doctors. They are the people who practice and exercise, in their different forms and modalities, traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, resorting to traditional therapeutic procedures, turning to plants, animals, minerals, therapies spiritual and manual techniques, to maintain and preserve the balance of people, family and community for him? Living Well?.

Spiritual guides of indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples. They are women and men who practice the spiritual, historical and cultural foundations of indigenous peoples. originating, in complementarity with nature and the cosmos, enjoy recognition as spiritual authorities in their community and constitute the guardians for the conservation, reconstitution and restitution of all the sacred sites of the Millennial ancestral spirituality.

Midwife or midwife traditional. It is women and men who care for and assist women before, during and after delivery, and care for the newborn.

Naturists. It is women and men with extensive knowledge of the national natural medicinal plants and other resources of the nature of various geographical areas of Bolivia, which apply in the prevention and treatment of diseases and diseases.

Exercise and practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine . It consists in recognizing, revaluing and strengthening the knowledge, practices and knowledge of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine and the ways to identify and treat diseases, using their traditional therapeutic methods and techniques. for the benefit of the person, family, and community.

THIRD CHAPTER

SERVICE PROVIDERS

TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL MEDICINE AND REQUIREMENTS

ARTICLE 6. (SERVICE PROVIDERS).

traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine

the following people:

Traditional traditional medical and medical practitioners.

Spiritual guides of nations and peoples indigenous peasant and Afro-olivians.

Traditional midwives and midwives.

Traditional naturists.

ARTICLE 7. (CLASSIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS).

I. The classification by specialties and sub-specialties of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, will be established

in the regulation of this Law.

II. The requirements to be recognized as providers of Traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine services, will be

established in the regulations of this Law.

CHAPTER FOURTH

RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF DOCTORS AND TRADITIONAL DOCTORS, SPIRITUAL GUIDES INDIGENOUS NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORIGINATING FROM PEASANTS AND AFRO-OLIVIANOS, PARTERAS,

PARTEROS AND NATURISTS.

ARTICLE 8. (DERACTS). Medical and traditional physicians, spiritual guides of nations, and

indigenous peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists, have the following rights:

practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine in free form, without pressure, nor discrimination in the entire territory of the Plurinational State, without more requirements than those established by laws and norms.

Receive a dignified treatment according to the exercise of his functions in the National Health System.

Percecting in kind or monetary retribution according to the uses and customs of the nations, indigenous peoples originating peasants, intercultural and Afro-Colombian communities.

Respect to its criteria to identify physical and spiritual ailments and diseases, their traditional forms, modalities, and therapeutic procedures, ensuring the health of the person, family, and community.

Declining the care of any patient, for reasons ethical or other duly justified.

Being recognized in the exercise of their native indigenous practices, knowledge, knowledge and indigenous spirituality.

Free membership of organizations in the traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine sector.

Implement, manage and operate production centers of medicinal plants, according to specific regulations.

Participate in the processes of scientific and technological research in the processes of health, disease and care.

Intellectual protection of your ancestral, individual, and collective knowledge.

Being evaluated or evaluated on your own criteria, established by the same physicians or physicians traditional, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and indigenous peoples farmers and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists, based on parameters established by the Ministry of Health and Sports, through the Viceministerium of Traditional Medicine and Interculturality.

To promote the operation of artisanal, industrial, trade, productivity, and research laboratories in traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

The respect, appreciation and protection of ancestral knowledge, traditional knowledge, beliefs, identity and cultural belonging to the symbols, sacred, ritualistic places and their Andean-Amazon-backgammon cosmovision.

ARTICLE 9. (DUTIES). The traditional doctors and doctors, spiritual guides of the indigenous nations and indigenous peoples, native peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists, have the duty of:

To fulfill the ethical principles of indigenous peoples originating in peasants, with respect to their ancestral knowledge.

Caring for life, harmony with Mother Earth and all forms of existence.

Preserve the essence of wildlife, wildlife, to know and identify the climate and production of the year.

Register in the National Register of traditional doctors and doctors, spiritual guides of nations and peoples indigenous peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists, in charge of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Participate and complement the National Health System in case of epidemics, disasters and emergencies.

Respect the decision of the person, family and community, When they reject the treatment and/or practice that has been indicated to them.

To provide care of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, to any person who requests it, without distinction and without any limitations by this Law and its regulation.

Inform the person, the family or the community, as the case may be, about the treatment or practices to be performed, and the health authorities when they require it.

Refrain from extending certificates away from the truth.

Refer patients in case of complications and risk to a nearest health facility.

Reporting the illegal exercise and the bad The practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

Promote spaces for the revalorization and encounter of spiritual guides of indigenous peoples and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivianos, for the transmission of ancestral knowledge.

TITLE II

STRENGTHENING AND DEVELOPMENT OF EXERCISE AND PRACTICE

OF TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL MEDICINE

CHAPTER FIRST

UNIQUE RECORD OF MEDICINE

TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL

ARTICLE 10. (SINGLE REGISTRATION OF TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL MEDICINE).

I. The Single Register of Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine-RUMETRAB is created, which aims to establish

mechanisms to control the exercise and practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

II. The Single Register of Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine? RUMETRAB, is under the Ministry's

of

and Sports, whose procedure will be subject to regulation of this Law.

ARTICLE 11. (REGISTER).

I. Medical and traditional doctors, spiritual guides, midwives, midwives and naturists who exercise their activities outside

of the territorial scope of indigenous peoples and peoples originating in peasants and Afro-olivianos, must be registered in the Single Register of the Traditional Ancestral Bolivian Medicine-RUMETRAB for the practice of traditional ancestral medicine, without which they will not be able to exercise it.

II. Doctors and doctors traditional, spiritual guides, midwives, midwives and naturists recognized as part of

a nation or indigenous indigenous people who are peasant and Afro-oliviano, who exercise their activity in their territorial scope, may register through their own organizational mechanisms, in the single register of the Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine-RUMETRAB.

CHAPTER SECOND

ARTICULATION OF TRADITIONAL ANCESTRAL MEDICINE

BOLIVIANA IN THE NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

ARTICLE 12. autonomous territorial entities, within the framework of their competencies

recognized in the Constitution of the State, are empowered to generate the best conditions of infrastructure, equipment and necessary human resources, intended for the articulation of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, in health facilities and networks of the National Health System with an intercultural approach.

ARTICLE 13. (HUMAN RESOURCES).

I. The traditional doctors and doctors, spiritual guides of indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples, and

Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists, constitute themselves in human resources to be gradually incorporated. within the National Health System, as a service provider of traditional ancestral medicine.

II. Autonomous territorial entities, in application of Law No. 031, the Framework Law on Autonomy and Decentralization

? Andrés Ibanez?, will be able to finance health items guaranteeing their financial sustainability.

III. The Ministry of Health and Sports, through the Vice-Ministry of Traditional Medicine and Interculturality,

will establish policies related to human resources of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine within health facilities and networks of the National Health System.

ARTICLE 14. (CROSS-SECTORAL ACTIONS).

I. The Ministry of Health and Sports, through the Viceministerium of Traditional Medicine and Interculturality, will promote

the implementation of cross-sectoral actions for the design, application and evaluation of standards and indicators of interculturality in health.

II. The cross-sector actions will be coordinated through the National Council of Traditional Ancestral Medicine

Boliviana-CONAMETRAB.

III. The traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, will be part of the Telehealth project for Bolivia, in the framework of the

exercise and practice of it.

CHAPTER THIRD

EDUCATION IN TRADITIONAL TRADITIONAL MEDICINE BOLIVIANA

ARTICLE 15. (VALORIZATION OF THE DOCTORS AND THE TRADITIONAL DOCTORS).

Education Ministry

in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Sports, will establish the necessary mechanisms for the recovery of doctors and doctors. traditional, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, parteros and naturists, based on experiences, practices and knowledge, according to the regulations of this Law.

ARTICLE 16. (PLURINATIONAL CENTER OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE KNOWLEDGE

BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL). The Plurinational Center of Saberes of Traditional Ancestral Bolivian Medicine Is Created, which aims to preserve, transmit, and train, dissemination and strengthening of the knowledge and knowledge of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

ARTICLE 17. (TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE).

Traditional doctors and doctors

, spiritual guides of indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples, native peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists with experience and accreditation According to their worldview, they will be able to transmit their knowledge and knowledge about the exercise and practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, to aspiring to any of the practices, according to the uses and customs of indigenous nations and peoples originating from peasants and Afro-olivians.

ARTICLE 18. (NATIONAL STATISTICS). The National Health Information System-SNIS, will be

responsible for the collection, classification and information of data obtained on traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, with national statistical effects. about health.

CHAPTER FOURTH

AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES OF THE

TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL MEDICINE

ARTICLE 19. (FINANCING FOR THE PRACTICE AND EXERCISE OF MEDICINE

TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL). In the framework of the National Health System, the economic resources for the practice and exercise of traditional medicine Bolivian ancestral, must be financed within the institutional budget of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

ARTICLE 20. (FINANCING OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS).

Autonomous regions

within the framework of their competencies, are empowered to program economic resources for the practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, for investment projects, healthcare infrastructure, equipment, maintenance and program management.

TITLE III

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF

TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL MEDICINE

CHAPTER FIRST

CREATION, CONFORMATION, AND ATTRIBUTIONS

ARTICLE 21. (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL MEDICINE-

CONAMETRAB).

I. The National Council of Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine-CONAMETRAB, as an instance of support, is created

strengthening, developing and promoting traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine and interculturality in health.

II. The National Council of Traditional Ancestral Bolivian Medicine? CONAMETRAB, will be formed by the

nine representatives of the Departmental Councils of Traditional Ancestral Boliviana-CODEMETRAB, federations or similar instances representatives of the doctors and the traditional doctors, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, parteros and naturists, according to the regulations of this Law.

III. The Technical Secretariat of the National Council of Medicine Traditional Ancestral Bolivian? CONAMETRAB, will be exercised by the Ministry of Health and Sports, through the Viceministerium of Traditional Medicine and Interculturality, in its competent technical quality.

ARTICLE 22. (ATTRIBUTIONS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

ANCESTRAL BOLIVIANA-CONAMETRAB).

The National Council of Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine? CONAMETRAB, has the following attributions:

Develop and implement in a coordinated manner, among all levels of government, plans, programs and projects for the benefit of traditional physicians and physicians, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, parteros and naturists.

Promoting the development and strengthening of the institutionality necessary for the defense of the rights of doctors and Traditional doctors, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and peoples native peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists.

Establishing mechanisms for the protection of the rights of doctors and traditional doctors, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and indigenous peoples Peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists.

ARTICLE 23. (DEPARTMENTAL COUNCILS OF TRADITIONAL ANCESTRAL MEDICINE

BOLIVIANA-CODEMETRAB).

I. Departmental health services and the Department of Ancestral Traditional Medicine, in the

framework of their competencies, have the power to constitute the Departmental Councils of Traditional Ancestral Medicine Boliviana-CODEMETRAB.

II. Can the Council s Departmentalis of Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine? CODEMETRAB, representatives of federations or similar instances of doctors and traditional doctors, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivianos, midwives, parteros and naturists.

III. The Departmental Councils of Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine-CODEMETRAB, will exercise similar

functions that of the National Council of Traditional Ancestral Bolivian Medicine? CONAMETRAB, in the field of their respective jurisdiction.

CHAPTER SECOND

PERMANENT NATIONAL COMMISSION OF SPIRITUAL GUIDES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND PEOPLES ORIGINATING PEASANTS AND AFRO-OLIVIANOS

ARTICLE 24. (PERMANENT NATIONAL COMMISSION OF SPIRITUAL GUIDES OF THE

INDIGENOUS NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORIGINATING PEASANTS AND AFRO-OLIVIANOS). The Permanent National Commission of Spiritual Guides of the Nations and Indigenous Peoples is hereby established. Native peasants and Afro-olivianos, as an instance of support, strengthening, development and promotion of spirituality, dependent on the National Council of Traditional Ancestral Bolivian Medicine-CONAMETRAB.

ARTICLE 25. (FUNGREV). The composition, attribution and functioning of the National Commission

Permanent of the Spiritual Guides of Indigenous Nations and Peoples of Indigenous Peoples and Afro-olivianos, will be subject to the regulation of this Law.

TITLE IV

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE

OF BIODIVERSITY RESOURCES

CHAPTER FIRST

RESOURCES OF FAUNA, FLORA, WATER AND MINERALS, BOLIVIAN PHARMACOPOEIA MEDICINAL

ARTICLE 26. (FAUNA, FLORA, WATER AND MEDICINAL MINERALS). The State

Plurinational of Bolivia, civil society, social organizations and indigenous nations and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivianos, will promote and contribute to the development of policies, plans, protection programs, conservation, sustainable use and rational use of biodiversity related to the exercise and practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

ARTICLE 27. (PHARMACOPOEIA BOLIVIANA). The Ministry of Health and Sports, through the

Viceministerium of Traditional Medicine and Interculturality and the Unit for Medicines and Technology in Health-UNIMED, are responsible for the development of the Bolivian pharmacopoeia of medicinal plants, for the elaboration of programs, plans and research projects of the same.

ARTICLE 28. (BASIC LIST OF RAW MATERIALS AND RESEARCH).

I. The Ministry of Health and Sports, through the Viceministerium of Traditional Medicine and Interculturality and the Unit

of Medicines and Technology in Health-UNIMED, will draw up the list of the raw materials used for The elaboration and/or manufacture and/or transformation of traditional Bolivian natural products.

II. The Ministry of Health and Sports, through the Viceministerium of Traditional Medicine and Interculturality and the Unit

Medicines and Technology in Health-UNIMED, will promote research, diagnosis and registration

systematized of use, knowledge and sustainable use in the practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

CHAPTER SECOND

ESTABLISHMENTS, PRODUCT VENDORS

NATURAL TRADITIONAL BOLIVIANS

ARTICLE 29. (HERBAL TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS

BOLIVIANS).

I. The operation of the herbalists or house of traditional Bolivian natural products, in the area

public and private, that will exclusively sell the national traditional natural products and will be attended, is authorized, administered by registered traditional physicians and traditional physicians, whose opening, installation and operation will be subject to the regulations of this Law and the current regulations.

II. The herbalists or houses of traditional Bolivian natural products, may adopt the

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III. The registration, surveillance and control of traditional Bolivian natural products or natural products houses, will be

Medicines? UNIMED, through the Department of Health Services-SEDES, in accordance with the regulations of this Law.

IV. The import and export of raw materials, such as medicinal plants, plants, animals and minerals, which

serve for the realization of traditional Bolivian natural products, should be regulated by the Unit of Medicines and Technologies in Health? UNIMED, for the protection of the practice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

ARTICLE 30. (CENTERS OF CONSULTATION). The Department of Health Services-SEDES, in the framework

of its attributions, will authorize the opening and functioning of the Centers of Consultation of Traditional Ancestral Bolivian Medicine, assuring the compliance with the requirements required under the regulations of this Law.

ARTICLE 31. (PLURINATIONAL LIST OF NATURAL AND TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS IN

THE NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM).

I. The Unit for Medicines and Technology in Health-UNIMED, under the Ministry of Health and Sports,

will prepare the Plurinational List of Traditional Bolivian Natural Products, to guarantee the access of these products to the State entities of the National Health System.

II. The Plurinational List Of Traditional Bolivian Artisanal Natural Products-LIPAT, is an instrument that

guarantees the acquisition of national traditional natural products throughout the National Health System.

III. The Ministry of Health and Sports, through the National Health System, will incorporate the use of national traditional natural products

the health services network, with the support of the doctors and the traditional doctors, guides spiritual of indigenous nations and peoples originating peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, parteros and naturists.

ARTICLE 32. (SANITARY REGISTER).

I. Every traditional Bolivian natural product, you must have a Sanitary Record for your

marketing.

II. Traditional national natural preparations, national, employed or directly used in the patient

by traditional physicians and physicians, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and peoples Peasants and Afro-olivianos, midwives, midwives and naturists, are not subject to the Sanitary Registry.

III. The surveillance and control of the marketing of traditional Bolivian natural products will be in charge of the

Unit for Medicines and Technology in Health-UNIMED Ministry of Health and Sports, in coordination with Departmental Health Services-SEDES.

IV. The marketing of traditional foreign artisanal natural products to traditional medicine

is prohibited, introduced into national territory without the respective Sanitary Registry.

V. Pharmaceutical laboratories and industries will not be able to register their laboratories and branches or agencies, as

traditional Bolivian traditional natural products laboratories.

TITLE V

ILLEGAL EXERCISE AND MALPRACTICE

OF MEDICINE TRADITIONAL BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL

CHAPTER FIRST

ILLEGAL EXERCISE AND MALPRACTICE

ARTICLE 33. (ILLEGAL EXERCISE). The illegal exercise of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine, is

all activity carried out by people who are not registered in the Single Register of Traditional Bolivian Ancestral Medicine -RUMETRAB, as set forth in Article 11 of this Law.

ARTICLE 34. (MALPRACTICE). The malpractice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine is the

action or omission in interventions or procedures that impair the patient's health, causing injury and/or minor, severe or death; produced by doctors and traditional doctors, midwives, midwives and naturists, who will be sanctioned according to the applicable standard.

CHAPTER SECOND

RIGHTS OF USERS AND USERS OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE BOLIVIAN ANCESTRAL

ARTICLE 35. (DERACTS). The rights of users and users of traditional ancestral medicine

Boliviana are:

Receiving a dignified and cordial treatment, respecting its uses and customs.

Receive timely information, complete and truthful, the times it requires.

Consult timely and adopt the preventive measures that are advised to avoid illness.

Reclaim or report on the poor care or service of doctors and traditional doctors, spiritual guides of indigenous nations and peoples native peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists.

At the free choice of your doctor or traditional doctor, midwife, partero and naturist.

Exercise full autonomy to make decisions about your health, without any pressure.

Long enough for proper care in traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

Consult another professional in health or medical or traditional medical, about your health-disease status, at any time.

ARTICLE 36. (DUTIES). The duties of users and users of traditional Bolivian medicine

are:

Respect recommendations, advice and guidance on treatments indicated by your state of Health or disease.

Providing dignified and respectful treatment to the traditional physician or physician, spiritual guide of indigenous peoples and peoples originating in the peasants and Afro-olivians, midwives, midwives and naturists.

Communicate de Truthful and complete your health, personal and family history.

Reporting the illegal exercise and malpractice of traditional Bolivian ancestral medicine.

TITLE VI

VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

UNICO CHAPTER

VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

ARTICLE 37. (INFRINGEMENTS).

The production, import and marketing of traditional ancestral products without Sanitary Registration granted by competent national authority.

Production, import, and marketing of traditional foreign ancestral products not backed by a Sanitary Register.

The marketing of traditional ancestral products, outside of herbalists or medical consultation points.

The distribution and marketing of products traditional ancestral, by any person, public or private institution, that do not have the Sanitary Registry.

The inadequate preservation of the raw material, which requires special maintenance conditions.

And others set in the regulation.

ARTICLE 38. (SANTIONS).

I. The offences referred to in the previous Article shall be sanctioned on the administrative path, with disablement, suspension, pecuniary fines or community work.

II. The penalties set out in the preceding paragraph shall be

TRANSIENT DISPOSITION

ONLY. This Law shall be regulated by the Executive Body, a Proposal of the Ministry of Health and

Sports, by Supreme Decree, within a maximum period of ninety (90) working days, computers from the publication in the Official Gazette of Bolivia.

FINAL DISPOSITION

ONLY. The collective intellectual property of the intangible biological component used for the purposes of traditional medicine

, will be recorded according to the special rule.

REPEAL AND ABROGATORY PROVISION

ONLY. All provisions contrary to this Law are repealed and abrogated.

Remit to the Executive Body, for Constitutional purposes.

given in the Session Room of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, Twelve days of the month of December

two thousand thirteen years.

Fdo. Lilly Gabriela Montano Viana, Betty Asunta Tejada Soruco, Andres Agustín Villca Daza, Claudia Jimena Torres Chavez, Galo Silvestre Bonifaz, Angel David Cortes Villegas.

Therefore, it has been enacted to comply with the law of the State. Plurinational of Bolivia.

Palace of Government of the city of La Paz, at the nineteenth day of December of the year two thousand thirteen.

FDO. ALVARO GARCIA LINERA, Juan Ramon Quintana Taborga, Roberto Ivan Aguilar Gomez, Juan Carlos Calvimontes Camargo, Claudia Stacy Peña Claros, Amanda Davila Torres.